Elegant silver vermeil necklace by Michigan silversmith John Pagacz, circa 1950s. In sterling silver with a real gold wash. 9 dangling bars each hold an abalone shell triangle. The workmanship in Pagacz's work is truly amazing. The necklace measures 25.5" from end to end, and hangs below collar level. Unsigned. Very good vintage condition with some tarnishing.
Amazing pendant / brooch by Michigan silversmith John Pagacz, circa 1950s. In sterling silver with three cultured pearls. The two darkened areas in the center are recessed, oxidized to create the patina, and hand detailed with a pattern. The workmanship in Pagacz's work is truly amazing. Unsigned. Has both a loop for a chain, and a pin mechanism so that the piece can be worn as a brooch. Measures a large 2.25" x 1.5. Excellent vintage conditon.
Artisan crafted sterling choker necklace. The necklace is constructed of thick, solid sterling silver, terminating in dramatic long spikes.
The opening is 5", and the necklace weighs 47 grams, 1.66oz. Unmarked but tests as sterling silver or higher.
ORIGINAL CARTIER AKOYA DOUBLE STRAND CULTURED PEARL
NECKLACE IN THE PINCTADA FUCATA MARTENSII MOLLUSK.
CRAFTED IN 14K GOLD AND STRUNG WITH AKOYA CULTURED PEARLS.THE CLASP IS 14K YELLOW GOLD AND GARNETS AND
A NICE DIAMOND.WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY:
6.70 - 9.60 MM.
MEASURES:20&1/4 INCHES,51&1.2 - CENTIMETERS.
WEIGHT: 83 - GRAMS.
ACCENTED BY OVAL SHAPED GARNETS AND ROUND CUT DIAMOND.
MARKED: "CARTIER", "14K" AND "150" ON THE BACK OF THE CLASP.
MOST OF THE JEWELRY THAT WAS MADE FOR CARTI...
Description: gold plated sterling with rhinestones and enameling.
Size: 2 1/8" square
Hallmark: CoroCraft sterling in cartouche
Reference: Fun Jewelry, Shiffer, p. 15
Ottaviani sterling and enamel necklace.
16" outstretched, pendant - 2 1/2" x 1 5/8".
Condition - very good.
An exquisite and very fine 18K yellow gold jewel by Henry Dunay, one of the greatest American jewelers of the latter 20th century. The piece comprises a 32" necklace of domed, oval gold links joined by polished arched connectors. The outer surfaces of the links are stippled in a roughly textured finish that contrast nicely with the arched connectors. Two of the links have hidden hinged clasps so that the necklace can be separated into a shorter necklace and a bracelet. Two of the arched conn...
Wonderful circa 1970s silver plate with gold gilt necklace by Danish designer Jacob Hull. Heavyweight and solid, with three shiny, articulated discs hanging from a solid necklace. The discs are smooth while the "holders" and bottom portion of the neck-ring have a textured surface.
The opening of necklace measures 4.5" x 4 3/4". The hanging portion measures 3.5" long. It is signed on the rear Jacob Hill in script & Denmark below it and B+D with a red enamel circle. Very good condition with som...
Outstanding quality best describes this 1960's sterling silver gold gilt with fire enamels on guilloche table pill box. Handmade by Italian silversmith Renato Salimbeni, even the bottom is intricately engraved. Fully hallmarked. Measures 2.5" long, 1.75" wide, and 0.75" high. Salimbeni Renato was active between 1963 and 1971
Ca 1970 An exceptionally heavy and well made gold plate necklace with matching clip-on earrings. The necklace with extension measures 22" x 1-1/4"; the earrings are 1-1/8" x 1-1/4".
Both earrings and necklace are signed.
Trifari sterling 'Alfred Philippe' jelly belly rabbit eating leaves brooch is sterling vermeil with rhinestones and lucite body.
Size: 1 5/8" x 1 3/4"
Reference: Fun jewelry, Schiffer p. 82,
Reference: American Costume Jewely, Art and industry (2008) v.2 p. 180.
Date: 1943, Des 135,169
Iconic hand wrought sterling silver "Old Maguey" necklace designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar (1905-86). Necklace has a wearable length of up to 19 inches. Center portion measures 7" across & 1 3/4" high at widest point. Weight 122 grams, 4.3 oz. Beautiful condition with no issues. Fully hallmarked on the clasp TAXCO 940 HA dating the piece to 1940-48. Pictured on p. 178 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill.
Yes, an original still made in a USA studio in the American Modernist tradition; all metal both copper and silver metalwork was hand fabricated wrought and hammered by this jewelry artist resulting in hand made chain and stations. SIGNED: Handmade Mimi Dee & Sterling. American turquoise and faceted mandarin color spessartite garnets from faraway lands were added. LEGAL: All images design content concept text solely owned by Mimi Dee.
Includes a very collectible coordinating jewelry pre...
A 10k white gold pendant set with genuine diamonds, on a 10k white gold chain circa 1970s 1980. The 7/8" x 1/2" pendant is stamped JSN and 10K, and the 18" flat link 10k white gold chain has a spring-ring catch and it is also stamped 10 K. The diamonds are genuine and single point cut, set in a simple modernist design loop setting. This necklace weighs 3.3 grams and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs.
All items are thoroughly...
Vintage 1950's sterling silver & onyx necklace designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda. Interior wearable length is 16 inches. Both stones & silver are in beautiful condition. Clasp is tight & secure. Fully hallmarked on reverse. Truly a museum quality wearable work of art, this design was included in the recent museum exhibit SILVER SEDUCTION: THE ART OF MODERNIST ANTONIO PINEDA and is pictured on p. 133 in the book of the same name by Gobi Stromberg.
Olmec Jade Greenston Pendants (4). Mexico. Circa. 900 - 600 B.C. 2 1/8” x 2 3/14” L.
Provenance: Estat of Carol Meyer, NYC. Each in the form of Jaguar’s claws, or teeth with curving, tapered ends. Four of the jades formed with concave reverse, each pierced for suspension. Four now strung on a modern gold chain, as pendants to a necklace. All are in excellent condition.
Antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty woman’s informal satin silk robe, finely embroidered in satin silk stitch with six roundels displaying vases with branches of various flowers and butterflies, amidst branches, peonies, magnolias, and goldfish, all picked out in bright shades of red, blue, pink, brown, and orange, reserved on a cream - white ground, and edged by black silk. The cuffs, embroidered in suite, are bordered with a band of brocade woven with five-clawed Principal Celestial Long Drag...
Are you bold enough for this ring, with it's huge, sparkling grey druzy stone? The crystal measures approximately 1.5" when measured from its longest point. It is pale grey, which sparkling gold inclusions (pyrite?) layering the top. Set in sterling silver. The band is adjustable, currently size 7. Marked with an unknown hallmark, "Taxco 925."